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Immerse yourself in the Beautiful Helsinki Design District

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The Helsinki Design District is a vibrant area in the heart of Helsinki, Finland. This district is known for its concentration of design-related businesses, fashion stores, museums, art galleries, cafes, and restaurants. In addition, the Helsinki Design District hosts a wide range of urban cultural events – from open-air concerts to light art.

Today, the Helsinki Design District comprises 25 streets and the 200 members of the Design District Helsinki Association can be identified by the Design District Helsinki sticker on their display windows.

The symbolic center of the Helsinki Design District is Dianapuisto Park. The Design District stretches from here into Kaartinkaupunki, Kamppi, Punavuori, and Ullanlinna districts.

Kaartinkaupunki District

Kaartinkaupunki neighborhood can be defined as a getaway for the Helsinki Design District. Here you will find plenty of design-related attractions and dining options. Among these, you must visit the Design Museum where you can explore Finnish design history and contemporary design trends. Afterward, stop into Café Kappeli or Chapter for a warm drink or a traditional Finnish dish.

Kamppi District 

Kamppi is a lively district in the Helsinki Design Districts with a variety of attractions and dining options related to the design scene.

Here you must see the Amos REX Museum, renowned for its avant-garde approach to art and architecture, as well as the HAM Helsinki Art Museum, which is devoted to exhibiting contemporary art from Finland and around the world.

The Kamppi extends to the Hietalahti Market Square, where you can stop for some food at the Hietalahti Market Hall and taste cuisine from many different countries.

Amos REX Museum | Mannerheimintie 22-24, 00100 Helsinki

Punavuori district

Located in the Helsinki Design District, Punavuori, which translates to “Red Hill” in Finnish, is a trendy and culturally active neighborhood. This district is also known for its thriving arts and design scene, with numerous galleries, boutiques, and studios showcasing the work of local artists and designers such as Lokal and UH Store.

In addition, Punavuori is renowned for its different mix of stores, cafes, restaurants, and bars, as well as its bohemian vibe. Here, you can’t miss taking a visit to Bob’s Laundry, a bar that reassembles a real laundry shop and serves beer, wine, food, and highball cocktails!

Bob’s Laundry | Merimiehenkatu 40, 00150 Helsinki

Ullanlinna District

Ullanlinna is a charming neighborhood located in the Helsinki Design District, known for its beautiful parks, elegant architecture, and proximity to the sea.

Well-known fashion designers’ boutiques and ethical new labels like Uhana Design, Marimekko, and Liisa Riski can be found all over this neighborhood. Additionally, you can eat at one of the many traditional restaurants along the boulevard, like Savoy, Sea Horse, and Grotesk, as you stroll about.

Savoy | Eteläesplanadi 14, 00130 Helsinki

In conclusion, exploring the Helsinki Design District is an enriching experience for anyone with an appreciation for design, culture, and gastronomy. With its vibrant streets, cultural landmarks, and diverse dining options, each neighborhood within the district offers a unique glimpse into Finnish design history and contemporary trends. So, lace up your walking shoes, grab your camera, and get ready to embark on an unforgettable walking tour with us through the Helsinki Design District!